Eurovision Gets Political in 2018!

For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:

‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’

However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest. Continue reading

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Review: Saara Aalto- ‘Monsters’ (Finland)

Artist: Saara Aalto

Song: Monsters

Country: Finland

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

Ranking: 6th

Betting Odds: 51/1

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Photos From Day 4 of Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018!

Today saw the fourth day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. The remaining nine acts that will perform in the second half of the second semi final took to the stage to get their first run through. Continue reading

Photos From Third Day of Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018!

Today saw the third day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. We move into the second semi final as nine more acts get to do their first run through of their Eurovision performance. Check out some pics from the day below! Continue reading